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to reach out to china on behalf of them, dianne feinstein who established our sister city our protocol chief, i am honored to be here. a 12 take a brief moment to say a few things on behalf of the state of california. like san francisco, california has always been a state of dreamers, and doors, and entrepreneurs. a state head -- that has prided itself of being on the leading and cutting edge of new ideas. we're one of the most diversity's, san francisco is the largest per-capita chinese population of many in the united states in the most diverse state in the world's most averse democracy. the delegation will appreciate this as you walk the streets of san francisco at our best as it is across the state. people are living and a dancing together across every conceivable and imaginable difference. i have believed the world looks to us to say it is -- if it is possible to live together across every conceivable difference. we're proud of our home and place in history and proud of our example. but we also are humble in the context of the world we're living in. a world that is another connect
of september 11, china drew at least temporarily closer to the u.s. the reason: beijing fears separatist forces in their islamic western provinces. china has a delicate relationship with its ethnic and religious minorities. to understand the interactions between two asian cultures, we travel to the frontiers of han and muslim china with its ethnic and religious minorities. in the city of lanzhou. but lanzhou's location-- and its future-- on this frontier have much to do with the region's physical geography and naral resources. ( blowing heavily ) narrator: for centuries in this part of china, rafts like this were an important means of transportation. made of sheepskin, inflated and tied together, these rafts, called yangpi fazi, navigated the huang he, or yellow river. by looking only at the huang he, you might think lanzhou is a wet place. in fact it only receives about 12 inches of rain a year. geographer chai yangwei, in the green, follows these farmers to see how they cope with such low rainfall. peculiar to agriculture in this area, these are called "stone fields." a thin layer of stones i
in china. and india. wondering how much can asia continue to support growth? >> as we see,isha^ kra asia re leader. we expect asia to grow 5.5% this year, rising to 6 poe% this yea above global growth. i would say, you will see demand pick up in asia and keep growing -- growth active and robust. >> speaking of domestic demand, how much will that be able to really shield asian countries, do you think from the global slowdown we are seeing. what do policy makers need to do to ensure that domestic demand continues? >> this is a very important issue. they're dealing with this, two ways to handle this. there is ram oom to build new stimulus on the fiscal side. for many countries, inflation is back in the comfort zone. and for national conditions a. accomodated. looking ahead -- asia is looking to rebalance. and raise domestic demand in different ways. between china and other countries in asia. >> so far there really hasn't been a whole lot of focus on fiscal consolidationof asian countries do they need to think along those lines, how would fiscal acome additicommod affect their growth? >> the
japan controls the territory. china and taiwan claim it. the chinese embassy in pakistan ran the full-page ad tuesday in pakistan's daily times. it accompanied a message by chinese ambassador to pakistan liu jian celebrating friendship between china and pakistan. the ad referred to the islands by its chinese name. it also said the u.s. and japan crafted back room deals to give the japanese government administrative control over senkaku. it calls the alleged agreement illegal and invalid. the government-controlled "china daily" ran similar advertisements last week in "the new york times" and "the washington post." japanese officials launched a protest against the newspapers for printing the ads. the foreign minister koichiro gemba has indicated japanese authorities will increase their efforts to assert their position on the islands to the international community. >> something like information warfare is under way. we need to appeal to the international community even though the status of our country on the island does not change. >> gemba added the japanese government sees no
foreign and domestic policy issues related to china in any event here in washington. the event was hosted by the johns hopkins school and the committee of 100, an organization composed of chinese-american business, government and academic leaders whose goal is to encourage dialogue among the u.s. and china. this is just over two hours. [applause] >> thank you, professor friedberg. and welcome, everyone. it's such a delight to see an overcrowding room, and we have overflow areas we had to open at the last minute. i think we are approaching farco violation but more impressive than this exciting turnout is the diversity of the representation today. think tanks, academia, ngos to the policy community and the diplomatic corps want to mention there are more than 40 media organizations here tonight to cover this event, and in addition to this dynamic onsite audience here we are joined by viewers from around the world. we can see that there is a wide stream broadcast as well as c-span live coverage and i want to note that among these watching remotely, there will be several simultaneous viewing p
for foreign policy analysis. i wonder if the new leadership in china and the relatively new leadership in north korea provide us with opportunities whether we can create opportunities for the cooperation and engagement. >> i think for china that is definitely the case. obviously that is not new leadership either to china or to us. many of those individuals we have known and worked with in the past and they have all indicated not only their willingness to their desire to continue to develop this relationship in a positive way economically, politically, but for us in the defense department and in the security cents. in the north -- north korea we will have to see. we have remained very concerned about so many dimensions, and that is one of the reasons why we are so intent upon solidifying our posture, and that's the reason why we are looking at a number of steps in korea but i'm sure you are familiar with but i will remind you of what is going on. there we are making our presence, particularly the ground force presence putting it on a more permanent basis and more solid basis. that is wh
such as china. the report projects the euro zone will shrink. japan and the united states should see 2.2% growth. global growth will increase to 3.3% next year but they warn europe's credit problems still pose a threat to the global economy. the bank's latest report project 7.2% growth across 14 countries. that's lower than the forecast in may. the region includes china but not japan. china's domestic demand is sluggish and it's hurt exports throughout the region. growth in east asia will rise to 7.6% next year. they say china will pick up steam and demand will grow within southeast asia. they are also being cautious. >>> chinese officials safe they have cancelled plans to aattend world meetings. japan controls the islands. chinese leaders say the territories belong to them. representatives of the industrial commercial bank of china, china construction bank will skip the world bank gathering. a ministry official was quoted as saying japan's unilateral actions are freezing relations. it's the world's largest bank and the other institutions are among the top ten on the planet. senior officials are
provider. >> a new set of politicians will be taking over china's government on november 8, and will rule or a 10 year term. the heritage foundation at china's new leadership and what it means for the economy and foreign relations. >> good morning. welcome to the heritage foundation. thank you for joining us here in our auditorium. we, of course, what those who joins our heritage.org website on all of these occasions. want to ask everyone in house as we prepare to begin, please check that cell phones have been turned off. it will be most appreciated. we will have to panel. they will follow back to back. our second panel will be hosted by ambassador kerry miller. ambassador now is director of our center for international trade and economics. he directs the center's ongoing research on the role of free markets and also oversees the publication at heritage annual index of freedom. hosting our initial panel will be walter lohman. walters is director of asian studies center. prior to joining us here he was at the u.s. asean this is kansas will serving as serving on the senate foreign relations
." nice to see you, ali. >>> up next, china, a dominant topic at this week's presidential debate. we'll tell you whether china is more threat or opportunity. but first, there are more than 1.3 billion people in china. that makes up what percentage of the world's population? is it a, 9%, b, 19%, c, 29%, no googling. i'm going to tell you on the other side of the break. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. >>> 19% of the world's population lives in china. it's the biggest foreign holder of u.s. debt, dominated the conversation at the week's presidential debate on foreign policy. both candidates had a lot to say on china on the campaign trail. cnn's tom foreman fact checks their claims. >> we're going to insist china plays by the same rules as everybody else. >> in part by holding down artificially the value of their currency, it holds down t
, countries like russia and china that don't share our goal as a world order. i have a hard time wishing i was back in the good old days of the soviet union. i think in terms of balance, i'm going to end on this other point. one thing is to over-estimate how wonderful things were in the past and the other thing is to over estimate how terrible things are. we are in the depth of a world depression. presumably we will get out of that depression. i think we tend -- we have a lot more influence than we actually have been exercising. >> let's talk about that issue of influence. the united states has just come out of a couple wars in the middle east. there does not seem to be a lot of political will to reengage. we're broke as a country. that's a limit on our ability to defend. we're going to have to start spending less one way or another. that's a limiter. some of the international institutions that we have worked within before are facing other challenges. our european allies are inward looking. that limits them. nato wend outside its boundaries . in terms of our ability, it seems there has bee
. beginning november 8th china will have no communist party leadership. secretary of state henry kissinger and former u.s. ambassador to china stapleton roy talked about the upcoming 18th national congress of china and with the usher in in of new leaders means for the u.s.-china relations. this discussion hosted by the wilson center here in washington, d.c.. >> good afternoon. i'm jane harman, president and ceo of the willson center. welcome to those in the audience as well as those turning in the us c-span and live webcast. it's great to see -- i'm looking for him, ambassador jam sasser, former ambassador to china under president clinton. he was to be here with his daughter elizabeth. i know we have the daughter here. ambassador wolfgang, the ambassador to the united states during a very tough important period in the relationship is here in the front row. he is also currently chair of the munich security forum, something i have attended for 11 years and henry kissinger has attended for many years and gave a wonderful speech here at the wilson center on the e.u., a u.s. partnership just a
increases its advance into the east china sea, the south china sea and the pacific ocean. so what's behind the u.s. decision? we'll have an analysis by our military affairs expert, but before that, let's look at the current situation in the region. the strike groups will include two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the "uss george washington" is currently based in yoke sucha near tokyo, while the "uss john c. stennis" is based on the west coast. the two strike group include vessels equipped with the 'gis air defense system. the u.s. fleet says the two strike groups will provide a combat-ready force to protect and defend the collective maritime interests of the united states and its allies in the asia pacific region. the u.s. also plans to deploy new f-35 stealth fighter jets in the region. the f-35 is now in its final stage of development. it has an advanced network system to connect the aircraft with ground-based radar and aegis vessels which can provide integrated information to the pilots. >>> earlier i spoke to nhk world's senior commentator hisashi tsuya. so, hisashi, is it unusual
. economists at the international monetary fund are seeing risks wherever they look. in the eurozone, in china, in japan, and the united states. they downgraded their forecast for global growth in their latest report released at the opening of the imf and world bank meetings in tokyo. they say nations must take action to safeguard stability and restore confidence. juan madison reports. >> reporter: some of the world's leading economic minds gathered at the tokyo international forum. they opened their meetings with little fanfare and little optimism. >> the world economy recovery continues, but it has weakened further. in advanced economies, growth is now too little to make a substantial dent in unemployment. >> reporter: colleagues cut their forecasts for growth worldwide to 3.3% this year. the recovery has suffered new setbacks, they wrote. and uncertainty weighs heavily on the outlook. >> you can call it a general feeling of uncertainty about the future. worries about the ability of european policy makers that control the euro crisis. there are worries about the failure of u.s. policy makers
of the president's fiscal agenda. currently, china's president and ceo of growth energy, trade association made up at them all countries industry partners. last week, government executive national journal was about to names being discussed in the republican circle as omb dirt in the romney administration. although they will come it's unclear if nasa would return to omb. maybe he can clarify that for us. a little bit about the ground rules. this is about you and your question, so were going to get right to them. it's your opportunity to ask whatever questions you want of a man who's really an expert on the budget process and the current situation. i'm here to facilitate things. i think i have an easier time of it than the moderators at the presidential debate had, but we'll see. when the interrupt you -- sorry. so, i'd like everybody now, if you have questions, we have people stationed with microphones around the room. so just give an indication in the dtp before that, it will exercise the moderator's privilege to ask the opening question. and that i can't resist just going straight to top a, which
near a disputed group of islands. chinese sailors are looking out over the waters. off the east china sea they will practice defending their territorial sovereignty near islands at the center of a dispute. japan nationalized the senkaku island last month. china and taiwan claimed them. china's news agency says crews from the navy, the fishery administration and marine surveillance agency will take part. they'll coordinate on 11 ships and eight planes. the exercise is aimed at safeguarding china's maritime interests. it said the navy and the other agencies have carried out similar drills before. chinese patrol boats and surveillance ships navigated through the area in the weeks after japan nationalized the islands. chinese officials have criticized japan and the united states for planning a joint exercise next month on an uninhabited island nearby. personnel will try to recapture the remote island from enemy forces. >>> japanese officials are looking for support from britain. the prime minister told his british counterpart william hague that the senkaku islands are an inherent part of
. thank you, mayor ed lee. also the ministry of the commerce of china, supported by the governor's office. thank you so much. the lieutenant governor is here of course. i would like to mention that we do have some honorable mentions in here. first of all, my boss, hon. ed lee. mayor of san francisco. i would like to add our first chinese mayor in san francisco. the vice minister of the ministry of commerce from beijing. [applause] welcome. next to my former boss, the hon. gavin newsom, lieutenant governor of california. the hon. counsel general of the people's republic of china. [applause] the minister of the embassy of the people's republic of china and the united states, based in washington, d.c.. and charlotte schultz, mr. mike rossi, senior adviser on jobs for governor brown. also officials from the delegation. the director-general of the department of foreign investment and administration. mr. wong shi. and mr. -- the commercial counselor of the department of corporation. and the director-general of the investment promotion agency of the ministry of commerce in china. we have more. t
and world bank in town a lot of focus was on the down grades they gave for china's growth outlook as well as japan's and with the focus on slowing growth of course a lot of attention is in japan for china related shares, especially as tension between the two countries over the disputed islands remained unresolved. that's an on going play that is going into the markets as well keeping quite aegative tack on things. the fallout we have seen has been in the auto sector as well and related industries with the likes of nissan seeing sales drop considerably and also production levels have been downgraded or lowered by the likes of toyota and other manufacturers as well, mitsubishi motors as well as we mentioned yesterday and parts makers are also suffering, of course, relating to the auto industry. now, all of these factors are also going to show up in the earnings results which japanese companies are going to be coming out with latern october. let's not forget the ripple effect could show up in the next quarter so this could be a really on going story here and we'll keep track of how you that
there is an assumption-- particularly among some republicans-- that china is the same old china. that it's the china that is used to american presidential politics, is used to being bashed on the presidential trail and, you know, it will go through it and it will just sit there and it will be another president who's coming in, we'll take time and come back. i think china has fundamentally changed. i think china now sees its much more as a -- has read some of this stuff about being a g-2 world and sees america somewhat closer to it and is less in the mood to take ultimatums. >> rose: we continue with appreciation of christopher hitchens with his widow carol blue and his editor and friend gray don carter. >> a number of young people, people in their 20s, mid-20s who really attached themselves to christopher, he hit something in them that hunter thompson had done in a generation before. he was very much a standard bearer for a younger generation of, you know, sort of armchair fire brands and he was the real thing and i think they admired him for it and sort of worshipped him. >> i think he was very, ve
between japan and china. ties between japanese and their chinese neighbors are closer than ever. >> reporter: one of the tokyo's busiest areas. they are been operating businesses here. at the moment they areore than 300 enterprises. you'll find japanese and chinese businesses right next door to each other and there is plenty of interchange among them. >> translator: i always greet chinese people i know. >> translator: japanese people are very kind. >> reporter: four years ago something happened that could have shatteredhis relation. she was key member of china town project. >> translator: we wanted to bring together and create a network of chinese people living and working in this area. we just wanted to create some sort of structure. >> reporter: the japanese merchant feared the area would be taken over. >> translator: we can't accept a decision to turn this neighborhood with its rich history with a china town. >> reporter: groups from outside the district jointed the mounting opposition. emotions ran high. riot police were called in. >> reporter: he felt there had to be a solu
with 30,000 civilians dead. assad's still in power. i see our trade deficit with china larger than -- growing larger every year, as a matter of fact. i look around the world and i don't feel that -- you see north carolina continuing to export their nuclear technology, russia's said they're not going to follow lugar anymore. back away from a nuclear proliferation. the treaty with them. i look around the world. i don't see our influence growing around the world. i see our influence receding. in part because of the failure of the president to deal with our economic challenges at home and in part because of our withdrawal from our commitment to our military and the way i think it ought to be. in part because of the turmoil with israel. i mean, the president received a letter from 38 democrat senators. saying that tensions with israel were a real problem. they asked him, please repair the tension. democrat senators, please repair the damage in his own party. >> governor, the problem is that on a whole range of issues, whether it's the middle east, whether it's afghanistan, whether it's
to the next segment, because it's a very important one. it is the rise of china and future challenges for america. i want to just begin this by asking both of you, and, mr. president, you go first this time, what do you believe is the greatest future threat to the national security of this country? >> well, i think it will continue to be terrorist networks. we have to remain vigilant as i just said. with respect to china, china's both an adversary but also a potential partner in the international community, if it's following the rules. so my attitude coming into office was that we are going to insist that china plays by the same rules as everybody else. i know americans had seen jobs being shipped overseas businesses and workers not getting a level playing field when it came to trade. that's the reason why i set up a trade task force to go after cheaters when it came to international trade. that's the reason why we have brought more cases against china for violating trade rules than the other -- the previous administration had done in two term, and we've won just about every case that
. they have been very successful doing that on solar energy. china is making solar panels at lower prices than what other countries around the world are making. they therefore substantial increase their share of the global solar panel market. the problem is they have not been so good in the domestic consumption side. chinese companies export 95% of the solar panels they produce. that's a big from for a lot of chinese citizens and ngos because there sank this is supposed to be about green energy but what we're getting is the factors that make solar panels and have a lot of pollution from the factory. and we are expert in the solar panels to the united states. to u.s. citizens have cleaner air but we do not. that's a really big problem. that's an old model. the old model. the new model would be if they cannot only create the manufacturing solar panel but also creating new innovative types of technology that might be way more efficient than what we have to. but also in staunton and consumed by an adult. that is very, very difficult to do because that requires central government to break past some
the recent tensions over territory in the east china sea. he raised money to purchase the senkaku islands from a japanese owner. he wanted to develop the islands, but the central government moved in to nationalize the territory. that prompted widespread protests in china. ishiha ishihara's party will offer voters an alternative to the ruling democratic party and the major opposition liberal democrats. the japan/china territorial dispute is playing out in the sea around the senkaku islands. chinese government ships entered japanese waters thursday. they navigated in the area for about seven hours. coast guard officials spotted four patrol vessels sailing about 22 kilometers off one of the islands that's just inside japan's waters. they say the ships were as close as four kilometers off the island at one point. all of them left japanese waters later in the day. vice foreign minister chikao kawai launched a protest with chinese ambassador cheng yonghua. japan controls the senkaku islands. china and taiwan claim them. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell, who arrived in japan on thursda
rally. in today's cover story, we'll go behind the numbers as worker wages in china continue to rise. the legal hurdles investors need to jump before taking the facebook ipo case to court. and, is corporate america changing for the better? plus, yet another trader who has his on eyes on silver and gold. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, october 2nd. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: can the bounce continue? the dow and s&p 500 rallied yesterday on better-than-expected manufacturing news from the u.s. the nasdaq lost 2 points. much of that had to do with selling in in apple. apple lost nearly 8 dollars. jp morgan-chase is sued for fraud by the new york attorney general for its mortgage-backed securities. american express is paying $112 million to settle allegations that it illegally charged customers with late fees and used other deceptive practices. tails are wagging at petsmart. the company is leaving the nasdaq to join the s&p 500, pushing out sunoco
in the philippine capital manila on friday. japan, china, and the united states joined the forum for the first time. japan used its first occasion at the table to stress its position that territorial disputes should be settled peacefully. japan didn't mention any country by name, but it comments were apparently aimed at china. >> these efforts must be made through peaceful talks, which should deny any idea justifying might is right. it is indispensable for anybody concern to resolve disputes over territories in a peaceful manner based on international law. >> the two nations are involved in a deepening confrontation over the senkaku islands. china and some asean countries also have competing claims to areas in the south china sea. participants at the meeting say china's delegate insisted that it wants to resolve the territorial issues peacefully. he said china places high importance on discussions with asean countries. china seems to be trying to avoid adding to concern about its behavior among its neighbors. >>> the u.s. military is strengthening its presence in the asia pacific region. it has ann
of okinawa. the disputed senkaku islands are located in that area, a territory japan controls but china claims. pilots with the maritime self-defense force air patrol spotted the flotilla tuesday. they found the ships about 49 kilometers off yonaguni island near taiwan. japanese defense ministry officials say the ships moved north just outside japan's territorial waters. they say the vessels were headed to another contiguous zone off the senkaku islands. but then the flotilla headed west away from the islands. defense ministry officials point out the flotilla is the same one that passed through the oak. >> wa islands earlier this month. officials believered it was returning to china. international law allows warships to pass through another nation's contiguous zone. officials say it's the first time the chinese navy this year has been spotted around japan's contiguous zone off okinawa. china's state-run media ran a statement from the chinese defense ministry saying its ships were on training and sailing exercises which are legal and appropriate. the statement also says japan's recent di
people have long been attracted to opportunities in china. now it is universities and colleges. they see opportunities in the millions of chinese students eager for a foreign education. nhk world reports. >> translator: it is the first time these institutions more than 40 of them have held a joint seminar. >> translator: i want to enroll in a prestigious american university because the quality is high. >> potential is ver hiy high especially for undergraduate students. this is one of the main goals is to recruit more undergraduate students. >> many chinese student are keen on studying at foreign universities. and if they can't, make it overseas to study, overseas universities are coming to them. for example, the missouri state university, a u.s. institution, provides classes on the campus of a university in china. all classes are in english. at what temperature does water freeze? what would you tell me? chinese students earn the same degrees as the university students in the u.s. more than 2,000 chinese have graduated from here. since classes started six years ago. she hopes to join them
in the unemployment rate in the united states encouraging manufacturing numbers from there and china and growth in emerging markets. but many have read too many stories the past few years to get too excited about the global economy. some of the world's leading economic minds have gathered at the tokyo international tor forum for the annual meeting of the international monetary fund and world bank. nhk's ron madison is there and will be there all week. i was hoping you could break this down for us. what's going on there? >> reporter: there's lots going on. already been a very full morning. lots of people here. we have finance ministers, central bank governors and other officials from 188 member nations all here now to really, you know, try to agree on how to deal with the problems that they share. and as you point out, they do have quite a few of them. of course, we've got the debt crisis in europe. but also another factor is the slowing growth in china. also, political problems on the horizon in the united states as well as other places. now, the economists from the imf have answered some of ou
say china is now a rising country, and the other status quote countries similar to germany and england, and let that lead to war, and, therefore, the likelihood is that something like that might occur again. the first thing, remember, china is not a rising country. china is a country that is turning to what it has always been, namely, a center of asian affairs. but it's inevitable that it will impinge upon the united states. but there are a number of things we need to keep in mind with respect to that. even the country between germany and england was not inevitable, and you can trace many misjudgments that produced a conflict that was not inhibited of the situation, but be that as it may, germany and england. we know that none of the leaders who started world war i would have done so, would have known what the world would look like four years later. they conduct themselves be driven into conflict on the basis of considerations which in terms of tragedy that they brought about. so, therefore, i think the conflict, a conflict between china and the united states would be a disaster for bo
regarding his country's stance on disputed territory in the east china sea. koichiro gemba told a senior u.s. official there is no issue regarding who owns the senkaku islands. japan controls the islands, but china and taiwan claim them. gemba met in tokyo with deputy secretary of state william burns. burns is in japan ahead of visits to china and south korea. during the discussions gemba reiterated that the senkaku islands are an inherent part of japanese territory. he added this is based on historical fact and international law. gemba explained japan is trying to facilitate dialogue with china while asking its neighbor to act calmly. the diplomats also touched on the subject of north korea. they agreed to continue to work with south korea to address the north's nuclear program. they also decided to keep looking into the issue of japanese nationals who were abducted by north korean agents in the 1970s and '80s. >>> government officials from japan, china, and south korea have emphasized the importance of cooperation to overcome confrontations. representatives of the three nations met monda
during a recent flare-up of its territorial dispute with china. welcome to nhk world "newsline." self-defense force pilots have been taking to the air more than ever to tell foreign jets to respect the rules of the sky. a new defense ministry report says they've been handing out an increasing number of warnings to chinese aircraft. the rise in fighter jet scrambles coincides with the flare-up in a dispute over islands of the east china sea that japan controls but that taiwan and china claim. nhk world's takafumi terui has the details. >> reporter: the ministry's quarterly report tracks the movement of air force intercepter jets. it says the aircraft took to the skies 209 times between april and september to warn foreign aircraft of possible air space violations. the asdf warned chinese aircraft 69 times. 80% of those warnings happened between july and september. this coincides with the japanese government's nationalization of the senkaku islands, which angered people in china. defense ministry spokesperson say chinese jets usually cross the air defense identification zone and would ap
and governor of the bank of china, xiaochuan will skip the event. saying zhou had a scheduling confli conflict. reporting the nation's deputy bank governor and finance minister will lead the delegation. representatives from all of china's major statement backed commercial banks canceled their trips to tokyo as well. japan does control the island, china though claim them as part of their territory. many participants spending the day in sendai, taking part in a conference on reducing the impact of natural di assers ac . hosts wanted to give participants something to remind them of their visit to japan. craftsmen in fukushima have been making these little guys for 400 years. they call these stand up dolls. people in the area think of these as a symbol of spirit. that never breaks. you see here every time the doll falls, it rises again. the hosts wanted to say thank you for the support they received, after march 11th. and hope this souvenir might serve as a symbol of recovery for the japanese as well as the global economies. all right, many participants are spending, of course, everyone, spends th
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